My Post-PC World
As many people know, I have tendencies to love my technology. (I frequently refer to myself as a closeted geek.) From my iPhone to my iPad, from my car stereo to my Yamaha keyboard, if it has buttons and lights up, I’m instantly attracted.
Generally, every new big item is something I simply must have; the sleeker, more portable, lighter, brighter, the better. But not today.
No, today I made a switch to simpler times. I bought a desktop computer to replace my Macbook.
I’m replacing it with a Mac Mini connected to a 1080p HDTV – this is hardly a step down in performance. I’ll be multitasking, writing, and arranging faster than ever before!
This purchase is much less of a step down than a step back – a step back to what we all used to know PC’s as being: a simple device that inhabited the far side of your desk.
Apple claims that we are living in a “Post-PC world”, and I tend to agree. With the berth of the iPad, no longer does my Macbook travel with me. No longer does my back hurt after walking a mile to class with a 6 pound laptop + books strapped to me. No longer am I concerned about battery life after 2 hours without a charge (though the new models seem to have that problem fixed).
My post-PC world has seen the rebirth of the desktop computer and a return to what computers always used to be, with the simple addition of a tablet to the techie lifestyle. My post-PC world is app driven, cloud fueled, and organizationally sound. It’s revolutionized the way I manage my work and time, and given me considerably more desk space. It’s made me rethink how I use technology and how I’ll be using technology in the future. I must say, I like where it’s going.
What will your post-PC world look like?